Best Practice 2009
Denne rapport blev indsendt til den allerførste danske konkurrence om 2009's bedste projekt - Best Practice Award.
Derefter fulgte en nominering af projektet til den Europæiske Best Practice Award.
Project: Go for Water / Angola
The goal for this project is to improve access to clean water in the village of Alto Katumbela with about 1000 inhabitants. The village is situated approximately 100 kilometres east of the harbour of Lubito in Angola.
In Alto Katumbela there is a health clinic where doctors and nurses work once a week, but every day women and children gather around the clinic for a variety of reasons.
In the surroundings of Alto Katumbela it is possible to find water. However the water is polluted and is a major cause of illness and bad health. Furthermore the women and children spend hours to transport water in small containers.
We have chosen to install a small water cleaning plant in a little building connected to the health clinic. We cooperate with a Danish engineer Boerge Simonsen, who is also a member of the Order of Malta. He supervises the technical installation. He has supervised similar projects in the same area. Furthermore we cooperate with an Angolean married couple, highly educated people, living in Denmark. They are members of the Danish Angolean Friendship Organization. The local partners are AMBA a local Christian organization and Grupo das Mamas da IECA. The latter is a women’s group in Alto Katumbela.
In addition a local technician is being educated to take care of the plant and the local medical doctor continuously will test the quality of the water.
The plant itself is very easy to maintain. It works by a system of filters both mechanical and carbon ending up with a ultra violet radiation device that cleans the water for almost every bacteria up till 99 %. It gives 5 litre of water per minute and it is suitable to clean the water for a small society like Alto Katumbela.
To lead the water a pump and a generator is provided.
The water plant was embarked in June 2009 and is now waiting in Alto Katumbela for the engineer Boerge Simonsen to arrive and install it.
The price for one plant is 6.500 $ = 4.700 €
Transportation and mounting is for free during the Order of Malta.
The eight clubs has all together raised 28.000 $ = 21.000 € and we are working on the next project in Angola.
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Soroptimist International Region 1
Et succesfuldt projekt vil i sig selv give stor glæde og tilfredsstillelse til alle, der har arbejdet med projektet.
Hvis udenforstående kommer med anerkendende bemærkninger eller tilmed håndgribelige skulderklap til ens projekt, bliver det til endog større glæde og en uvurderlig bekræftelse på, at det nytter at gøre en indsats.
Denne side indeholder nogle af disse positive oplevelser, som alle medlemmer i de otte deltagende klubber har haft mulighed for at dele.
Da der er otte ligeværdige klubber, der samarbejder om projekterne, vil dokumenterne have forfattere fra flere klubber.
|Best Practice Award
Hvert fjerde år afholdes verdenskongres i Soroptimist International. Her er der flere gange blevet kåret de bedste blandt alle periodens projekter.
Ligeledes er der på de årlige europæiske guvernørmøder flere år i træk blevet kåret de bedste projekter i Den Europæiske Federation (lande i Europa og Afrika).
De seneste år er der blevet kåret et bedste projekt for hvert af de 10 fokusmål, som soroptimister verden over arbejder efter - mål der nøje afspejler FN's strategier:
1.Eliminere fattigdom og kønsdiskriminering ved at sikre kvinders
fuldstændige sociale og økonomiske rettigheder
2. Stoppe handel med mennesker og alle former for vold mod
kvinder og piger
3. Sikre adgang til forbedring af kvinder og børns sundhedstilstand.
4. Støtte programmer og aktioner, der skal udrydde HIV/AIDS,
malaria, tuberkulose og andre alvorlige sygdomme
5. Forbedre adgang til rent vand, sanitære forhold og væsentlige
6. Mindske virkningerne af klimaændringer, implementere
personlige valg og holdninger til bæredygtigt miljø samt
påvirke regeringen til bestræbelser herfor
7. Imødekomme kvinders og børns behov for hjælp efter
krigshandlinger og lignende katastrofer
8. Medvirke til at fremme fredelige konfliktløsninger samt fremme
kulturelle og antiracistiske tiltag gennem hele livsforløbet
9. Arbejde for at sikre ens adgang til skolegang og videreuddannelse
for kvinder og piger gennem hele livsforløbet
10. Styrke kvinders muligheder for lederskab i job, politik og andre
Best Practice 2010
Denne rapport blev indsendt til konkurrencen om den danske Best Practice Award 2010
Projektet blev ikke nomineret i Danmark, men i stedet til den europæiske konkurence:
Water treatments in Angola
Programme Focus Objective 5):
Improve access to clean water, sanitation and essential food resources
This project is part of a larger row of projects with the purpose of improving access to clean water in the Ganda Area of Angola, Africa. It all began in 2008 on initiative of eight clubs in SI Region 1 Denmark. A board consisting of two members of each club was established and all the clubs par-ticipate in fundraising.
The projects are carried out in cooperation with several partners:
• Boerge Simonsen, Danish engineer and member of the Order of Malta.
• Francisca Chilala and Clarindo Kaputo, Angolan couple living in Denmark
• DAV, Danish-Angolan Friendship Organization
• Ester Fernanda Chilala, Angolan fiery soul and her son Hilario Vitalino Chilala, technician
• AMBA, an Angolan Christian organization
• Grupos das Mamas, women’s groups in Ganda
• Joaquim Bernardo, local tribal chief in Franca, Ganda who provided a spring for the next water project
• Local engineers and technicians
In this particular project two members of the board, Grete Bundgaard SI Skive and Elisabeth Thul-strup SI Randers went to central Angola to see what was obtained so far, but most of all their travel had four main purposes:
1. to inaugurate a water cleaning plant
2. to meet with the local collaborators
3. to negotiate with the authorities
4. to be certain that the effort really matters
Francisca Chilala Kaputo also participated as interpreter together with three members of DAV. In Angola Ester Fernanda Chilala, Hilario Vitalino Chilala and a local chauffeur joined the group. An 1800 km drive along more or less passable roads brought the two soroptimists to a meeting with Mr. Caetano Mateus Popis, the Mayor of Ganda.
After a rather chilly welcome the mayor little by little was convinced that Soroptimist International is a trustworthy organization and he was impressed by the already achieved results. In the end he promised to give both financial and technical support to future water projects. He promised to provide a local engineer and to secure a safer and faster transportation of our containers from Lobito harbour to Ganda.
Furthermore he gave our local partners in Ganda, Groupo das Mamas, status of NGO’s under the name Mamas Optimistas. That means they are insured much more authority and law protection in the local area.
This group of women has been a very important local partner. They have carried out extensive social work and in the future they will be much more valuable for our projects. They have a strong wish that women can be educated to take care of the maintenance of the water plants.
As a start we have provided them with some IT equipment and a camera which is going to be used as documentation during ongoing and future projects. During the visit a room was rented and all the equipment was installed. It is now the meeting room for Mamas Optimistas.
The water cleaning plant which was already installed in the little village Alto Catumbela was offi-cially opened during the stay. The ceremony was attended by the local tribal chief and his wife.
The water cleaning plant is situated beside a school and from now on the people living in the area and all the children in the school can have clean drinking water every day.
It was very important to meet with the local tribal chiefs in the area because they represent the old but unwritten laws. Furthermore one of them Joaquim Bernardo has given Mamas Optimistas the right to use a spring to our next water project in the area.
This travel has without doubt proved that present and future water projects in the Ganda area are significant for the inhabitants. The local women are struggling hard to gain justice and to rebuild their country after 30 years of devastating civil war.
After returning from Angola Grete Bundgaard has given several talks about the water projects in Ganda and about the strong Angolan women:
SI Region 1
Privat party with 22 participants
Kamillianer Hospice, Aalborg
SI Schwerin (German friendship link with SI Skive of Denmark)
This travel to Angola was totally financed by the parti¬c¬i¬pants themselves.
All together the 8 clubs in SI Region 1 of Denmark have raised 42.000 USD and used about half of this amount.
Next step is to provide 16.000 people with clean water from the spring seen to the right. This part is well under way and with the results of the here mentioned travel we are sure, that everything will go off successful.
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sendt februar 2011
Denne rapport er et resultat af en opfordring fra SIE (Soroptimist International Europe) om at beskrive projekterne til en website, der hedder Soroptimist Project Matching:
Actual status report from Club Randers in Denmark.
We, club Randers and 7 other clubs in our region have 2 water purification projects in the Ganda district in Angola.
1) A “smaller” one in Alto Katumbela (completed)
2) A “big” one in Franca (implementation phase)
Ad 1 The project in Alto Katumbela was completed in October 2010.
It is a water cleaning system in close connection with a school in a village. The system consists of a powerful pump driven by a generator that elevates the water from a well (which was already there). The water is lead to a small house with an ultraviolet purification system and a water tank and further to 4 water taps where school children and people from the area can pick up clean drinking water.
Estimated beneficiaries: 1000 persons.
Ad 2 The project in Franca will consist of more or less the same components, but the proportions will be much larger.
Estimated beneficiaries: 16.000 persons.
Some of the components are bought and constructed in Denmark. Others will be bought in Angola. The ultraviolet purification system has already been built in Denmark and will be sent separately to Angola. Concrete, roofing plates, timber and painting will be sent by ship in a NGO container this spring. Water pipes and special plastic tanks (10.000 litres) will be bought in Angola.
Concerning the costs, it is difficult to separate the two projects completely, as some expenses are mutual.
Expenses to local partners in Angola: office supplies, camera, computer and printer, petrol and transportation, gifts and fees.
Expenses to Danish partners: telephone calls to Angola, transport, travel expenditures to Angola
Materials to the completed Katumbela project and materials so far for the Franca project.
Actual costs so far in all: 22.500 Euro
Planned costs to complete the Franca project: 13.300 Euro
I rapporten nævnes herefter vores lokale partnere med mailadresser, for så vidt der findes sådanne.
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